The Global Legal Post | Latesthttp://www.globallegalpost.comThe latest stories from The Global Legal PostFri, 24 Feb 2017en-gb(C) 2017 Global City Media LtdGlobal Legal Post - Latest News &amp; Headlineshttp://www.globallegalpost.comhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/images/feed-image/global-legal-post.pngSMU appoints youngest ever law school head<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/smu-appoints-youngest-ever-law-school-head-63422062/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/50803252_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The new head of the Singapore Management University's School of Law, at age 35, is the youngest to hold the post.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/smu-appoints-youngest-ever-law-school-head-63422062/Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:02Freshfields Paris real estate team heads for Jones Day<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/freshfields-paris-real-estate-team-heads-for-jones-day-41928608/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/43158778_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's entire Paris real estate team has defected to Jones Day.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/freshfields-paris-real-estate-team-heads-for-jones-day-41928608/Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:02Canada's lawyers face pressure over fees<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/canadas-lawyers-face-pressure-over-fees-92171287/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/28378641_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Ontario's legal regulator has proposed significant changes to the fees lawyers take when they refer clients.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/canadas-lawyers-face-pressure-over-fees-92171287/Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:02Legal protection for whistleblowers 'ineffective', say lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-protection-for-whistleblowers-ineffective-say-lawyers-49991170/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Whistle_crop.jpg' border='0'/></a>Whistleblowers need better legal protection because they are far easier to identify in the digital era, warns a report just published by media lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-protection-for-whistleblowers-ineffective-say-lawyers-49991170/Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:02Congo's lawyers strike in support of arrested colleague<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/congos-lawyers-strike-in-support-of-arrested-colleague-9963452/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/46600277_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Association of Lawyers in Congo are to suspend their professional activities for three days to denounce the detention of their colleague, Ludovic Desire Essou.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/congos-lawyers-strike-in-support-of-arrested-colleague-9963452/Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:02Quebec mosque hires own lawyers to ensure rights of victims<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/quebec-mosque-hires-own-lawyers-to-ensure-rights-of-victims-97569005/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/46041806_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Quebec City mosque attacked in January by a gunman who killed six worshippers is hiring its own lawyers to observe the trial of the accused shooter, a member of the congregation said on Tuesday.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/quebec-mosque-hires-own-lawyers-to-ensure-rights-of-victims-97569005/Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:02LeClairRyan opens Chicago office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/leclairryan-opens-chicago-office-10422015/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Chicago4.jpg' border='0'/></a>LeClairRyan has expanded into Illinois, opening an office in Chicago.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/leclairryan-opens-chicago-office-10422015/Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:02Impeachment sought after tale of Duterte's role in death squad<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/impeachment-sought-after-tale-of-dutertes-role-in-death-squad-80357729/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/45833636_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) believes allegations from retired police officer Arthur Lascañas' that President Rodrigo Duterte paid vigilantes for every kill in Davao City is a possible basis to file an impeachment complaint against him.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/impeachment-sought-after-tale-of-dutertes-role-in-death-squad-80357729/Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:02On Norton Rose merger day nine partners depart for Baker Botts<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/on-norton-rose-merger-day-nine-partners-depart-for-baker-botts-34690593/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_229726765.jpg' border='0'/></a>Nine Norton Rose partners have joined Baker Botts in Houston on the same day their firm revealed a merger with Chadbourne & Parke.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/on-norton-rose-merger-day-nine-partners-depart-for-baker-botts-34690593/Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:02Lawyers called to solve balls up dilemma on TV game show<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyers-called-to-solve-balls-up-dilemma-on-tv-game-show-13818421/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/46018708_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A popular Irish TV National Lottery game show had to be stalled when the ball got stuck between two numbers as one lucky participant got the chance to spin a wheel and win up to half a million euros.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyers-called-to-solve-balls-up-dilemma-on-tv-game-show-13818421/Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:02Verizon extends discounted offer for Yahoo despite security woes<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/verizon-extends-discounted-offer-for-yahoo-despite-security-woes-86823756/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/65376111_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Verizon and Yahoo have agreed to a $4.48bn cut-price merger deal despite a series of cybersecurity breaches at the latter which threatened to sink the union.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/verizon-extends-discounted-offer-for-yahoo-despite-security-woes-86823756/Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:02Exploding phones deal brutal blow to Samsung's reputation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/exploding-phones-deal-brutal-blow-to-samsungs-reputation-63799272/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/45210889_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The company has plummeted from 7th to 49th in a recent US brand reputation survey, following the $5 billion global recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/exploding-phones-deal-brutal-blow-to-samsungs-reputation-63799272/Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:02Judge rules that company reporting on business debt cannot use shield law<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/judge-rules-that-company-reporting-on-business-debt-cannot-use-shield-law-4014084/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/14743821_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A Manhattan Supreme Court Justice has ruled that company's may not use New York's Shield Law to protect against the disclosure of confidential sources when providing information about distressed businesses to high-end institutional subscribers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/judge-rules-that-company-reporting-on-business-debt-cannot-use-shield-law-4014084/Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:02Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-84452338/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/43024930_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-84452338/Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:02Ashfords' success for pension trustees<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ashfords-success-for-pension-trustees-35777586/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/52519476_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Ashfords LLP represented the trustees of a Guernsey-based offshore pension scheme, who sought to recover pension assets unlawfully removed by a pension-holder.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ashfords-success-for-pension-trustees-35777586/Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:02New Partner for Bowmans African Oil & Gas group<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/new-partner-for-bowmans-african-oil--gas-group-33514797/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Oil well cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>Pan-African law firm Bowmans has appointed London-based lawyer, Nicolas Bonnefoy, as a partner in its Oil & Gas Sector Group.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/new-partner-for-bowmans-african-oil--gas-group-33514797/Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:02Fieldfisher launches Amsterdam office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/fieldfisher-launches-amsterdam-office-87493616/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Amsterdam.jpg' border='0'/></a>European law firm Fieldfisher is to open an office in Amsterdam.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/fieldfisher-launches-amsterdam-office-87493616/Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:02Strategic alliance to create all Ireland legal offering<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/strategic-alliance-to-create-all-ireland-legal-offering-75193704/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Ireland.jpg' border='0'/></a>Republic of Ireland law firm, Ronan Daly Jermyn and Northern Ireland law firm John McKee have announced a strategic alliance in a bid to provide an all Ireland legal service for clients who trade in both parts of the island.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/strategic-alliance-to-create-all-ireland-legal-offering-75193704/Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:02Norton Rose Fulbright and Chadbourne & Parke to merge<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/norton-rose-fulbright-and-chadbourne--parke-to-merge-18139187/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/8468906_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright is to merge with New York-based Chadbourne & Parke.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/norton-rose-fulbright-and-chadbourne--parke-to-merge-18139187/Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:02Former law firm partner sued for $9 million<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/former-law-firm-partner-sued-for-$9-million-77302703/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_124488283.jpg' border='0'/></a>Toronto's Brauti Thorning Zibarras LLP has sued a former partner for $9 million following a dispute over a contingency fee client.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/former-law-firm-partner-sued-for-$9-million-77302703/Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:02Crowds gather to oppose new internet law in Malta<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/crowds-gather-to-oppose-new-internet-law-in-malta-47120942/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/45127804_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Thousands of people gathered in Malta's capital Valetta in protest of a new bill that will force internet news sites to register with the government.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/crowds-gather-to-oppose-new-internet-law-in-malta-47120942/Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:02From Silicon Valley, to Silicon Alley, to Silicon Belfast<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/from-silicon-valley-to-silicon-alley-to-silicon-belfast-44184649/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/12449115_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Professor Jonathan Askin has lauded Belfast as the new home of legal technology innovation.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/from-silicon-valley-to-silicon-alley-to-silicon-belfast-44184649/Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:02First ever London lateral partner hire for Slaughter and May<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/first-ever-london-lateral-partner-hire-for-slaughter-and-may-80730584/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/city5.jpg' border='0'/></a>In a first ever move, Slaughter and May has made a London lateral partner hire attracting Herbert Smith Freehills pensions head Daniel Schaffer.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/first-ever-london-lateral-partner-hire-for-slaughter-and-may-80730584/Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:02Attorney General speaks out against tribal gaming ban bill<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/attorney-general-speaks-out-against-tribal-gaming-ban-bill-58729638/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Gambling1.jpg' border='0'/></a>An Attorney General has critisised legislation seeking to ban lucrative video gaming at tribal casinos in Idaho which she says would bring the tribes to their knees.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/attorney-general-speaks-out-against-tribal-gaming-ban-bill-58729638/Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:02India seeks lawyers to represent child sexual abuse survivors<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/india-seeks-lawyers-to-represent-child-sexual-abuse-survivors-84589116/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_160868918.jpg' border='0'/></a>iProbono is looking to constitute a panel of lawyers willing to do pro bono legal work and help secure justice for survivors of child sexual abuse from low-income backgrounds.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/india-seeks-lawyers-to-represent-child-sexual-abuse-survivors-84589116/Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:02FisherBroyles appoints new partner in Washington DC<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/fisherbroyles-appoints-new-partner-in-washington-dc-56139116/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Washington DC cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>FisherBroyles - the first full-service, cloud-based law firm in the country - has appointed James J Pohl as a partner in its Intellectual Property Law Group in its Washington DC office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/fisherbroyles-appoints-new-partner-in-washington-dc-56139116/Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:02White men still top dogs at Canadian law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/white-men-still-top-dogs-at-canadian-law-firms-5625948/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/25508489_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>White men still largely run Canada's law firms and are seven times more like to come out on tops than women from ethnic groups.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/white-men-still-top-dogs-at-canadian-law-firms-5625948/Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:02McCann's new legal battle over faked abduction claims<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/mccanns-new-legal-battle-over-faked-abduction-claims-35887599/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/29125624_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Madeleine McCann's parents have launched a fresh legal battle after a a Portuguese court ruling left a question mark over their involvement in their daughter's disappearance.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/mccanns-new-legal-battle-over-faked-abduction-claims-35887599/Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:02Freshfields departs Fleet Street for shiny new Bishopsgate<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/freshfields-departs-fleet-street-for-shiny-new-bishopsgate-2182388/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/City_of_London.jpg' border='0'/></a>Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has finally put pen to paper and is departing Fleet Street after almost three decades for brand new 100 Bishopsgate.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/freshfields-departs-fleet-street-for-shiny-new-bishopsgate-2182388/Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:02Supreme Court on the hunt for new Justices<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/supreme-court-on-the-hunt-for-new-justices-50197543/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41067617_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Three seats are up grabs in the Supreme Court - including that of the President.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/supreme-court-on-the-hunt-for-new-justices-50197543/Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:02Lawyers still needed in the machine world, Law Society reassures<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-still-needed-in-the-machine-world-law-society-reassures-4612814/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Robot3.jpg' border='0'/></a>The human touch will be critical for future success despite the legal sector embracing disruptive technologies.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-still-needed-in-the-machine-world-law-society-reassures-4612814/Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:02Boston firm goes to pot for new business<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/boston-firm-goes-to-pot-for-new-business-15147896/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/32840858_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Boston law firm Foley Hoag sees the newly legal pot market as good for business opening a practice group targeting the marijuana industry.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/boston-firm-goes-to-pot-for-new-business-15147896/Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:02Court of Appeal allows class action lawsuit to proceed against Workplace Safety and Insurance Board<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/court-of-appeal-allows-class-action-lawsuit-to-proceed-against-workplace-safety-and-insurance-board-42075700/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/37784006_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Ontario Court of Appeal has overturned a lower court decision and allowed a major class action lawsuit against the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board to proceed.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/court-of-appeal-allows-class-action-lawsuit-to-proceed-against-workplace-safety-and-insurance-board-42075700/Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:02Gunderson opens second office in Asia<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/gunderson-opens-second-office-in-asia-76228260/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Singapore15.jpg' border='0'/></a>Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian has opened an office in Singapore - marking its second in Asia.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/gunderson-opens-second-office-in-asia-76228260/Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:02Rising number of carve-out deals providing legal opportunities<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/rising-number-of-carve-out-deals-providing-legal-opportunities-52789322/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Handshake2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Carve-outs are becoming more prominent as a way for corporates to unlock value from their non-core enterprises, currently accounting for 10 per cent of all M&A activity globally.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/rising-number-of-carve-out-deals-providing-legal-opportunities-52789322/Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:02OC Queen Street legal clinics to grow technology business<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/oc-queen-street-legal-clinics-to-grow-technology-business-93407321/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Fibre optics.jpg' border='0'/></a>OC Queen Street joins forces with Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star), the Singapore government agency heavily involved in bio-medical and engineering technology, to grow tech business.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/oc-queen-street-legal-clinics-to-grow-technology-business-93407321/Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:02New partner and former RAF pilot boosts Ashfords aviation offering<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-partner-and-former-raf-pilot-boosts-ashfords-aviation-offering-52333133/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/50813035_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Former RAF pilot Jim Morris has joined Ashfords as a partner and head of the firm's expert aviation team.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-partner-and-former-raf-pilot-boosts-ashfords-aviation-offering-52333133/Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:02Housing White Paper a 'confused approach' to private rental sector, says CA<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/housing-white-paper-a-confused-approach-to-private-rental-sector-says-ca-48309159/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/48020753_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Conveyancing Association (CA) has attacked 'a confused approach' to the private rental sector (PRS) in last week's Housing White Paper from the Government.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/housing-white-paper-a-confused-approach-to-private-rental-sector-says-ca-48309159/Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:02Seven partners exit Kirkland & Ellis for Sidley Austin<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/seven-partners-exit-kirkland--ellis-for-sidley-austin-48466799/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/42955475_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Seven partners have left Kirkland & Ellis for Sidley Austin, citing the firm's 'team culture' and efforts 'to move forward as a truly global firm' as core reasons for the dramatic exit.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/seven-partners-exit-kirkland--ellis-for-sidley-austin-48466799/Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:02Oracle faces $150m lawsuit over 'clawed back' sales commissions<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/oracle-faces-$150m-lawsuit-over-clawed-back-sales-commissions-75817117/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/65673396_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A former employee claims that Oracle 'has systematically stiffed its sales force of earned commission wages by axing employees' commission plans once they start to yield strong results.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/oracle-faces-$150m-lawsuit-over-clawed-back-sales-commissions-75817117/Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:02Quality on the up in patent program performance metrics, survey finds<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/quality-on-the-up-in-patent-program-performance-metrics-survey-finds-5637876/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/10988757_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>More in-house counsel are focusing on quality when reviewing the performance of their in-house patent programs.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/quality-on-the-up-in-patent-program-performance-metrics-survey-finds-5637876/Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:02Microsoft boss calls for Geneva Convention for cyber conflict and warfare<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/microsoft-boss-calls-for-geneva-convention-for-cyber-conflict-and-warfare-32719063/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/10121263_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>We need a Digital Geneva Convention to protect internet users and set parameters around nation-state hacking, says Microsoft president Brad Smith.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/microsoft-boss-calls-for-geneva-convention-for-cyber-conflict-and-warfare-32719063/Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:02Durst lawyers want 'witness' reporter booted from court<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/durst-lawyers-want-witness-reporter-booted-from-court-42991048/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/54686601_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers for New York real estate heir Robert Durst want to boot a New York Times reporter from court because he's a possible witness in the murder case.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/durst-lawyers-want-witness-reporter-booted-from-court-42991048/Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:02Bryan Cave launches new technology incubator<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bryan-cave-launches-new-technology-incubator-10643905/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/personal data.jpg' border='0'/></a>Bryan Cave has launched global incubator TechX in efforts to grow the company's legal technology awareness, depth and expertise for competitive advantage and to centralise thought leadership.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bryan-cave-launches-new-technology-incubator-10643905/Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:02Cement cartel class action case runs out of time<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cement-cartel-class-action-case-runs-out-of-time-68452433/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/50331526_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A class action case has failed in its second attempt to bring an action for damages against HeidelbergCement as court rules it a 'legacy case'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cement-cartel-class-action-case-runs-out-of-time-68452433/Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:02Haynes and Boone CDG expands London office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/haynes-and-boone-cdg-expands-london-office-83993329/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/merger (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Haynes and Boone CDG has expanded its London office with the addition of three partners who will bolster the firm's finance, shipping, and energy practices.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/haynes-and-boone-cdg-expands-london-office-83993329/Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:02Weil Gotshal is latest firm to exit Middle East<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/weil-gotshal-is-latest-firm-to-exit-middle-east-43063224/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/dubai9.jpg' border='0'/></a>Weil, Gotshal & Manges is turning its back on the Middle East as plans are afoot to close its only office there this summer.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/weil-gotshal-is-latest-firm-to-exit-middle-east-43063224/Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:02Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-35726601/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/42919961_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-35726601/Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:02Pakistan court bans Valentine's Day celebrations<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pakistan-court-bans-valentines-day-celebrations-7325932/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/38173813_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Love may be in the air but not this Valentine's Day in Pakistan as The Islamabad High Court ruled yesterday (Monday) that all public celebrations of Valentine's day are prohibited with 'immediate effect'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pakistan-court-bans-valentines-day-celebrations-7325932/Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:02Germany ushers in new business succession inheritance tax reform<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/germany-ushers-in-new-business-succession-inheritance-tax-reform-3483799/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/12787350_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Company heirs should take note of new inheritance tax legislation that has come into force in Germany - retrospective effect as of July 1, 2016.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/germany-ushers-in-new-business-succession-inheritance-tax-reform-3483799/Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:02IBA lashes Trump for undermining US judiciary and rule of law<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/iba-lashes-trump-for-undermining-us-judiciary-and-rule-of-law-11162741/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/68329859_m (1)_500x300.jpg' border='0'/></a>The International Bar Association has publicly called on President Donald Trump to stop undermining the United States judiciary. - and consequently the rule of law - through personal attacks on respected jurists.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/iba-lashes-trump-for-undermining-us-judiciary-and-rule-of-law-11162741/Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:02Morgan Lewis dramatically boosts pan-China team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/morgan-lewis-dramatically-boosts-pan-china-team-64998154/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/31335898_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Morgan Lewis is to significantly expand its pan-China practice by adding 13 partners in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai and 40 lawyers in mainland China.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/morgan-lewis-dramatically-boosts-pan-china-team-64998154/Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:02Panama Papers law firm partners denied bail<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/panama-papers-law-firm-partners-denied-bail-11525946/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/56169423_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The two partners at the centre of the Panama Papers scandal have been refused bail.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/panama-papers-law-firm-partners-denied-bail-11525946/Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:02White House may draft new immigration order<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/white-house-may-draft-new-immigration-order-32021741/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/42114239_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>President Trump is considering a 'brand new order' on immigration after his travel ban was stopped in its tracks in court.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/white-house-may-draft-new-immigration-order-32021741/Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:02Limits on lawyers' fees unconstitutional, says Florida High Court<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/limits-on-lawyers-fees-unconstitutional-says-florida-high-court-7762007/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Dollars4.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Florida Supreme Court has declared that limits on lawyers' fees paid in 'claims bills' violate the US Constitution.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/limits-on-lawyers-fees-unconstitutional-says-florida-high-court-7762007/Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:02Technology brings down office space needs at lawyer offices in NYC skyscrapper<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/technology-brings-down-office-space-needs-at-lawyer-offices-in-nyc-skyscrapper-88148334/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/59947305_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms are using space more efficiently thanks to technology, as one big New York firm renews its lease in a Midtown office tower for less square footage than it currently occupies.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/technology-brings-down-office-space-needs-at-lawyer-offices-in-nyc-skyscrapper-88148334/Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:02Judges feel undervalued and underpaid, survey reveals<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/judges-feel-undervalued-and-underpaid-survey-reveals-88139694/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/48216177_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A widespread drop in morale and earnings has Judges feeling jaded with nearly half planning to leave the bench early.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/judges-feel-undervalued-and-underpaid-survey-reveals-88139694/Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:02HSF sues partners leaving with &pound;20m combined revenues for White & Case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hsf-sues-partners-leaving-with-20m-combined-revenues-for-white--case-99386344/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/12305747_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Herbert Smith Freehills has filed a suit in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in Sydney following the mass exodus of Australian partners leaving to join White & Case.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hsf-sues-partners-leaving-with-20m-combined-revenues-for-white--case-99386344/Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:02Baker McKenzie forms new global innovation committee<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/baker-mckenzie-forms-new-global-innovation-committee-83694918/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Innovation4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Baker McKenzie announces a global innovation drive and new technology that looks to import 'design thinking' into how it delivers legal services by utilising machine learning.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/baker-mckenzie-forms-new-global-innovation-committee-83694918/Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:02DOJ closes investigation into Angolan operations of Cobalt International Energy, Inc.<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/doj-closes-investigation-into-angolan-operations-of-cobalt-international-energy-inc-75405752/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/44236876_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Baker Botts has announced that the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has closed the investigation into the Angolan operations of Cobalt International Energy, Inc. without any action.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/doj-closes-investigation-into-angolan-operations-of-cobalt-international-energy-inc-75405752/Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:02Thriller in the courtroom on first day of MJ trial<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/thriller-in-the-courtroom-on-first-day-of-mj-trial-66634989/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/49087982_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The first day of a trial looking into Michael Jackon's tax debts took a novel turn when US Tax Court Judge Mark Holmes turned to the rap at the end of his hit Thriller.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/thriller-in-the-courtroom-on-first-day-of-mj-trial-66634989/Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:02Akin Gump partner arrested trying to sell a sealed lawsuit - in a wig<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/akin-gump-partner-arrested-trying-to-sell-a-sealed-lawsuit---in-a-wig-49864967/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_230497291.jpg' border='0'/></a>The FBI has revealed that a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has been arrested while trying to sell a copy of a sealed whistleblower complaint to a company under federal investigation - using a fake name and wearing a wig.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/akin-gump-partner-arrested-trying-to-sell-a-sealed-lawsuit---in-a-wig-49864967/Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:02Ashurst strengthens Greater China practice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ashurst-strengthens-greater-china-practice-70350141/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/China pic.jpg' border='0'/></a>PH Chik has joined Ashurst as a partner in its corporate practice, based in Hong Kong.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ashurst-strengthens-greater-china-practice-70350141/Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:02Law Society of Ireland seeks Representation and Member Services Manager<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-society-of-ireland-seeks-representation-and-member-services-manager-32688679/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_143476465.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Law Society of Ireland is recruiting a Representation and Member Services Manager for a nine-month contract.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-society-of-ireland-seeks-representation-and-member-services-manager-32688679/Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:02Leading law firms pull away from Qatar<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/leading-law-firms-pull-away-from-qatar-9729077/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/20474181_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Two of the world's largest law firms are set to shut up shop in Qatar.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/leading-law-firms-pull-away-from-qatar-9729077/Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:02Baker & Partners launches Jersey's first trust litigation text<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/baker--partners-launches-jerseys-first-trust-litigation-text-89145719/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Books2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Baker & Partners has launched Jersey's first practitioner text dedicated exclusively to trust litigation in Jersey's courts.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/baker--partners-launches-jerseys-first-trust-litigation-text-89145719/Thu, 09 Feb 2017 10:02Pinsent Masons expands corporate team with private equity hire<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pinsent-masons-expands-corporate-team-with-private-equity-hire-88134087/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Tie.jpg' border='0'/></a>Pinsent Masons boosts its corporate team with the appointment of corporate partner and private equity specialist, Kieran Toal.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pinsent-masons-expands-corporate-team-with-private-equity-hire-88134087/Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:02Official Secrets Acts reviewed to meet the challenges of the 21st Century<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/official-secrets-acts-reviewed-to-meet-the-challenges-of-the-21st-century-77927358/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/13020723_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Official Secrets Acts are being independently reviewed to ensure that the law is keeping pace with the challenges of the 21st century.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/official-secrets-acts-reviewed-to-meet-the-challenges-of-the-21st-century-77927358/Thu, 09 Feb 2017 10:02New BP general counsel kicks off panel review<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/new-bp-general-counsel-kicks-off-panel-review-76417075/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/61277935_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>New global general counsel Eric Nitcher has launched the first review of the oil major's roster of legal advisors since 2014.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/new-bp-general-counsel-kicks-off-panel-review-76417075/Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:02European GCs still lagging in pay and prestige, finds latest ACC survey<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/european-gcs-still-lagging-in-pay-and-prestige-finds-latest-acc-survey-84570468/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/49133926_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>General counsel at companies in Europe are making less and being given less managerial responsibilities than their colleagues across the Atlantic.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/european-gcs-still-lagging-in-pay-and-prestige-finds-latest-acc-survey-84570468/Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:02Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-48238063/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/54745382_s_500x300.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-48238063/Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:02Apple accused of sabotaging FaceTime to coerce system upgrades<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/apple-accused-of-sabotaging-facetime-to-coerce-system-upgrades-95332754/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/45847169_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A new class action launched in San Francisco claims that Apple shut down its own FaceTime conferencing app to save on costs associated with running the app on iOS6.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/apple-accused-of-sabotaging-facetime-to-coerce-system-upgrades-95332754/Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:02Fieldfisher opens doors of new Shanghai office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/fieldfisher-opens-doors-of-new-shanghai-office-1713498/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Shanghai22.jpg' border='0'/></a>International law firm Fieldfisher has expanded its Chinese presence with the opening of an office in Shanghai. This is the second Fieldfisher office in China following its launch in Beijing in November 2016.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/fieldfisher-opens-doors-of-new-shanghai-office-1713498/Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:02Securities class action filings rise to highest levels in 20 years<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/securities-class-action-filings-rise-to-highest-levels-in-20-years-33886756/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/45907721_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Securities class actions in the United States rose to their highest level in 20 years and filings targeting European issuers reached record numbers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/securities-class-action-filings-rise-to-highest-levels-in-20-years-33886756/Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:02Ferrer-Bonsoms appoints PRESSCODE as communication advisors<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ferrer-bonsoms-appoints-presscode-as-communication-advisors-8351410/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/55592978_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Banking Law specialists Ferrer-Bonsoms has appointed the PRESSCODE agency for its communication consulting services.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ferrer-bonsoms-appoints-presscode-as-communication-advisors-8351410/Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:02Bowmans facilitates US$30 million African financing deal<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bowmans-facilitates-us$30-million-african-financing-deal-21022454/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/africamoney.jpg' border='0'/></a>Bowmans represented and advised Standard Bank and Stanbic Bank Botswana Limited in connection with a senior secured US$30 million multi-currency term, revolving and overdraft financing made available to eco-tourism company Wilderness Holdings Limitedhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bowmans-facilitates-us$30-million-african-financing-deal-21022454/Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:02Lawsuit launched for scamming 9/11 heroes out of millions in compensation funds<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawsuit-launched-for-scamming-911-heroes-out-of-millions-in-compensation-funds-92958490/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/68470331_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A lawsuit has been launched against RD Legal Funding, LLC, two related entities, and Roni Dersovitz, the companies' founder and owner, for allegedly scamming 9/11 heroes out of money.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawsuit-launched-for-scamming-911-heroes-out-of-millions-in-compensation-funds-92958490/Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:02LexisNexis launch legal research and drafting tool, available 'anywhere, anytime'<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lexisnexis-launch-legal-research-and-drafting-tool-available-anywhere-anytime-5469237/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/44276749_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>LexisNexis has announced the integration of its Lexis for Microsoft Office legal drafting and review solution with Microsoft Office 365 , creating a new cloud-based version that is accessible anywhere, anytime on any device directly within Microsofthttp://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lexisnexis-launch-legal-research-and-drafting-tool-available-anywhere-anytime-5469237/Tue, 07 Feb 2017 10:02Kate Macmillan joins PwC cyber security team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kate-macmillan-joins-pwc-cyber-security-team-6725834/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/22649978_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Kate Macmillan has joined PwC as a Director in its cyber security and data privacy legal team in London.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kate-macmillan-joins-pwc-cyber-security-team-6725834/Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:02More global corporates unite in legal action against President Trump<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/more-global-corporates-unite-in-legal-action-against-president-trump-43563348/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41053899_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The tech industry has become one of the most vocal in hitting back at Trump's immigration policies with Facebook, Apple, Google, Netflix, Uber and a slew of others joining forces to take legal action against Trump. And Elon Musk's Tesla has now backed the action.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/more-global-corporates-unite-in-legal-action-against-president-trump-43563348/Tue, 07 Feb 2017 10:02Innovation report shows technology reshaping the legal sector<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/innovation-report-shows-technology-reshaping-the-legal-sector-62619337/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/44294005_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Technological innovations are reshaping the legal sector and solicitors have huge opportunities to enhance the way they work and the service they offer their clients, according to new research from the Law Society.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/innovation-report-shows-technology-reshaping-the-legal-sector-62619337/Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:02ALSPs now a $8.4 billion dollar global market - and growing<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/alsps-now-a-$84-billion-dollar-global-market---and-growing-10247631/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Businessman.jpg' border='0'/></a>Fifty-one percent of law firms, 60 percent of corporations using Alternative Legal Service Providers (ALSPs) in at least one service category. An additional 21 percent of law firms and 14 percent of corporations planning to use an ALSP in next year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/alsps-now-a-$84-billion-dollar-global-market---and-growing-10247631/Tue, 07 Feb 2017 10:02Quinn Emanuel forms shareholder group for BT legal action<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/quinn-emanuel-forms-shareholder-group-for-bt-legal-action-39990572/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41528468_m (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Litigation heavyweight Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is investigating a potential class action against telecom BT Group over an accounting scandal which wiped nearly 20 per cent from the company's stock value last year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/quinn-emanuel-forms-shareholder-group-for-bt-legal-action-39990572/Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:02Indian firm CAM joins league of Kira Systems AI clients<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/indian-firm-cam-joins-league-of-kira-systems-ai-clients-27398176/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/47899583_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Mumbai-based law firm Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) has signed a contract with Canadian machine-learning software provider Kira Systems.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/indian-firm-cam-joins-league-of-kira-systems-ai-clients-27398176/Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:02Latham & Watkins picks up former SEC heavyweight in New York<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/latham--watkins-picks-up-former-sec-heavyweight-in-new-york-23745107/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/New York (7).jpg' border='0'/></a>Less than a week after announcing her departure from the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Wenchi Hu is set to return to private practice in the New York office of Latham & Watkins.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/latham--watkins-picks-up-former-sec-heavyweight-in-new-york-23745107/Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:02Management pay up 8 per cent at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/management-pay-up-8-per-cent-at-freshfields-bruckhaus-deringer-56546834/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/10087049_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Managers took home more in 2015/16 despite a sharp slowdown in revenue growth at the firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/management-pay-up-8-per-cent-at-freshfields-bruckhaus-deringer-56546834/Mon, 06 Feb 2017 12:02Cooley leads as Snapchat moves towards $3bn IPO<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cooley-leads-as-snapchat-moves-towards-$3bn-ipo-14250492/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/54843341_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>US-based firm Cooley has won the lead role advising social media app Snapchat as it prepares to list on the US stock market.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cooley-leads-as-snapchat-moves-towards-$3bn-ipo-14250492/Mon, 06 Feb 2017 11:02Lawyer fined for calling himself the country's 'top' criminal barrister<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyer-fined-for-calling-himself-the-countrys-top-criminal-barrister-7598245/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/22138962_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Michael Wolkind QC of 2 Bedford Row certainly isn't one to shy away from the hard sell…http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyer-fined-for-calling-himself-the-countrys-top-criminal-barrister-7598245/Thu, 02 Feb 2017 14:02Norton Rose Fulbright angling for New York tie-up<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/norton-rose-fulbright-angling-for-new-york-tie-up-67948102/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/New york8.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm is reportedly in late-stage merger discussions with New York law firm Chadbourne & Parke.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/norton-rose-fulbright-angling-for-new-york-tie-up-67948102/Thu, 02 Feb 2017 14:02Public Interest Lawyers saga ends with Shiner struck off<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/public-interest-lawyers-saga-ends-with-shiner-struck-off-84649235/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/10088311_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The solicitor labeled an 'army ambulance chaser' by the conservative factions of the British politics and media has been struck off after being found guilty of misconduct.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/public-interest-lawyers-saga-ends-with-shiner-struck-off-84649235/Thu, 02 Feb 2017 13:02NewLaw gets vote of confidence as LOD turnover skyrockets<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/newlaw-gets-vote-of-confidence-as-lod-turnover-skyrockets-46490180/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/12353889_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Filings with Companies House reveal a double-digit uptick in revenue at Lawyers of Demand over the last year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/newlaw-gets-vote-of-confidence-as-lod-turnover-skyrockets-46490180/Thu, 02 Feb 2017 13:02Kirkland guards against currency fluctuations with new salary cap<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kirkland-guards-against-currency-fluctuations-with-new-salary-cap-87701289/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41628096_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>US-headquartered firm Kirkland & Ellis has placed a cap on salaries for all of its London-based associates.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kirkland-guards-against-currency-fluctuations-with-new-salary-cap-87701289/Thu, 02 Feb 2017 12:02Trump uses early executive order to slash regulation for US business<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/trump-uses-early-executive-order-to-slash-regulation-for-us-business-17954155/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/42204612_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The new US President Donald Trump has promised that 'the American dream is back' for small and medium enterprises (SME).http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/trump-uses-early-executive-order-to-slash-regulation-for-us-business-17954155/Thu, 02 Feb 2017 12:02Virtual reality lawsuit costs Facebook $500m<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/virtual-reality-lawsuit-costs-facebook-$500m-74824183/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/65948775_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Facebook-owned virtual reality company Oculus has been ordered to pay out half a billion dollars to rival games company ZeniMax.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/virtual-reality-lawsuit-costs-facebook-$500m-74824183/Thu, 02 Feb 2017 11:02GCs ready and willing to cull underperforming outside counsel, survey finds<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gcs-ready-and-willing-to-cull-underperforming-outside-counsel-survey-finds-58725182/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/34036970_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Almost half of in-house legal leaders report that they are considering giving one of their outside law firms the chop this year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gcs-ready-and-willing-to-cull-underperforming-outside-counsel-survey-finds-58725182/Thu, 02 Feb 2017 11:02Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-54356493/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/38893637_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-54356493/Thu, 02 Feb 2017 11:02Trump announces Gorsuch as nominee for the US Supreme Court<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/trump-announces-gorsuch-as-nominee-for-the-us-supreme-court-54973015/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/48259091_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The newly elected US President has ended long-running speculation by finally revealing Judge Neil Gorsuch as the man he hopes will fill the late Antonin Scalia's seat on the US Supreme Court bench.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/trump-announces-gorsuch-as-nominee-for-the-us-supreme-court-54973015/Wed, 01 Feb 2017 15:02Eversheds Sutherland transatlantic tie-up goes live<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eversheds-sutherland-transatlantic-tie-up-goes-live-48167276/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/globalhandshake.jpg' border='0'/></a>The combined firm has lifted the curtain on its new leadership team as the tie-up between Eversheds and Atlanta-based firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan officially goes live today.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eversheds-sutherland-transatlantic-tie-up-goes-live-48167276/Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:02Management pay up 2 per cent at Pinsent Masons<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/management-pay-up-2-per-cent-at-pinsent-masons-33819876/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/profits6.jpg' border='0'/></a>However, the firm's highest-paid partner took home 5 per cent less last year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/management-pay-up-2-per-cent-at-pinsent-masons-33819876/Wed, 01 Feb 2017 13:02Ashurst expands in Italy with new competition hire<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ashurst-expands-in-italy-with-new-competition-hire-19147918/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/15980191_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>International firm Ashurst has hired Gabriele Accardo as a new competition and EU counsel in its Milan office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ashurst-expands-in-italy-with-new-competition-hire-19147918/Wed, 01 Feb 2017 12:02